The Resource John P. Skillern papers, (manuscript)

John P. Skillern papers, (manuscript)

Label
John P. Skillern papers, 1942-1980
Title
John P. Skillern papers
Inclusive dates
1942-1980
Creator
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Collection contains a single photo album and loose black and white photographs of soldiers skiing, snow, ice and rock climbing at Mt. Ranier, Wash. and Camp Hale, Colo., Seneca rocks training (1942-1943). Some individuals are identified. Color photograph of Skillern, Paul Laferty, Olaf Rodegard, Garry Gast at a 10th Mountain reunion (n.d.)
Note
Forms part of: 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
Member of
Biographical or historical data
John P. Skillern was born in Boise, Idaho in 1920 and enlisted in the Army at Portland, Or. on August 3, 1942. At the time of enlistment he was married, had completed four years of college, and working as a transportation agent. Skillern joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. and was assigned to the 10th Mountain Cavalry. He was later with the Mountain Training Group, Service Company, and finally with Company A of the 86th Infantry Regiment. Skillern transferred to Camp Swift, Tex. before being sent to Italy where he engaged in combat operations against the Germans. He attained the rank of Sergeant. Skillern died in Lane County, Or. on January 6, 2011.
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1920-2011
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Skillern, John
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  • Skillern, John
  • United States
  • United States
  • National Association of the 10th Mountain Division, Inc
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military maneuvers
  • Soldiers
  • Ski troops
  • Camp Hale (Colo.)
  • Camp Swift (Tex.)
Label
John P. Skillern papers, (manuscript)
Instantiates
Note
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory
Extent
1 oversize photo box
Governing access note
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
unknown;
System control number
  • ocn451276414
  • (OCoLC)451276414
Label
John P. Skillern papers, (manuscript)
Note
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory
Extent
1 oversize photo box
Governing access note
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
unknown;
System control number
  • ocn451276414
  • (OCoLC)451276414

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